Bangkok Protests affects on tourism

News at Gatwick 04/02/2014

Manila's Airport voted the 'Worst' : February 2014 : Air Passenger Duty to be changed

Tourist Friend Centres to help

There was further violent disruption during Thailand’s general election in Bangkok. However, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says that it is still a safe city for tourists.

The opponents of the Thai Government and supporters clashed on Saturday and seven people were reported as injured during the demonstration. Government supporters were attacked with batons and metal bars as demonstrators tried to block the delivery of ballot boxes in Bangkok. As a result of this, the Thai Election Commission spokesperson said that six million people were unable to vote as a result. The blockades, however, only affected around 11 per cent of polling stations.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) called the situation ‘unpredictable’ and warned tourists to stay inside their hotels if they were in any doubt about their safety yesterday.

TAT advised any worried tourists who have questions about an imminent holiday to Bangkok to contact its London office on 0207 925 2511 or to email

The Thai authorities have set up 24 hour Tourist’s Friend Centres which help provide information and assistance for tourists, which are open 24 hours a day.

Manila's Airport voted the 'Worst' : February 2014 : Air Passenger Duty to be changed

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